Abel Henry ARFORD

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ARFORD, Abel Henry

Service Number: 3957
Enlisted: 2 October 1915, Holsworthy, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Nundle, New South Wales, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Nundle, Tamworth Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carter
Died: Killed in Action, France, 25 February 1917
Cemetery: Warlencourt British Cemetery
Plot I, Row A, Grave 2 Inscription "Peace Be His With The Lord" , Warlencourt British Cemetery, Warlencourt-Eaucourt, Arras, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

2 Oct 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3957, Holsworthy, New South Wales
20 Jan 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3957, 20th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Jan 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3957, 20th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Sydney
25 Feb 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3957, 20th Infantry Battalion, German Withdrawal to Hindenburg Line and Outpost Villages

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Biography

"...3957 Private Abel Henry Arford. A carter from Tamworth, NSW, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Runic (A54) with the 20th Battalion on 20 January 1916. Pte Arford was killed in action in France on 25 February 1917. He was 23 years old." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

12 June 1916 - To hospital with Shell Shock

15 November 1916 - Wounded in action

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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